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Iraqi government air strike on Islamic State court kills 60

Source: Reuters - Wed, 6 Aug 2014 17:45 GMT
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BAGHDAD, Aug 6 (Reuters) - An Iraqi government air strike on a Sharia court set up by Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul killed 60 people on Wednesday, the office of the prime minister's military spokesman said.

The Islamic State judge who ran the court was among those killed, the spokesman said. The Sunni militants routinely hand down sentences such as beheadings.

Hospital officials and witnesses said earlier that the air strike had killed 50 people in a makeshift prison set up by the Islamic State, which seized large chunks of Iraq in June.

(Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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